Empire State Building

The site of the Empire State Building was first developed as the John Thompson Farm in the late 18th century.[22] At the time, a stream ran across the site, emptying into Sunfish Pond, located a block away. Beginning in the late 19th century, the block was occupied by the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, frequented by The Four Hundred, the social elite of New York.

The limestone for the Empire State Building came from the Empire Mill in Sanders, Indiana which is an unincorporated town adjacent to Bloomington, Indiana. The Empire Mill Land office is near State Road 37 and Old State Road 37 just south of Bloomington. The Bloomington, Bedford, and Oolitic area is known locally as the limestone capital of the world.

It is among the top architectural wonders of the world. Empire State Building is one of the It is a 102-story building situated in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Its height is 443.2 m including antenna high. Its was constructed in 1931 and the construction of its north tower was completed in 1972. On 11 september 2011, It faced terrorist attack from al-quida. On April 30, 2012, the construction  the new World Trade Centerwas completed . The Empire State Building is currently the thirdtallest  building in the United States